Taiga, by Biome is a true benchmark of achievement and blew the doors off all convention. Complex products like Taiga, composed of multiple pieces and electrical parts, pose a unique challenge when it comes to environmental certifications or labels. Stack on to that a living wall system so dynamic and new it didn't fit into any CSI category and you have exactly the type of project that I thrive on.
Together, the team at Biome and I devised a plan to scrutinize their material supply chains - to levels even more granular than the requisite 100ppm - to determine where improvements could be made. Collin Cavote, the founder of the company had a deep commitment to removing as many chemicals of concern feasible to ensure that Taigi was the superior product it was intended to be.
A true hero story, Biome successfully reengineered Taiga to remove:
- TCIG (Triglyceride Isocyanurate)I GL
- PVC equating over 7' of tubing per module
Further, when our team learned that no one on the planet made a red list-free appliance cord, we simply took the initiative and invented one. As a result, we are ushering in the world's first and only LSZH, PVC-free electrical appliance cord.
"Complex products too hard to certify"? Not for A Greener Space they're not.